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Lambgoat Album of the Year 2011

Help us choose the first annual Lambgoat Album of the Year.

We need your help. The year is just about over, and we want to find out what you guys collectively view to be the top metal or hardcore album of 2011. We selected 100 albums that we hope represent a decent sampling of bands, genres, and labels. Obviously, we couldn't include every release, so we apologize for any omissions. If your favorite 2011 album isn't here, comment about it, and then vote for your second favorite, or whatever. You can only vote once. If we catch you attempting to game the system, your votes will be discounted. We will announce the winner and runners-up in one week. Thanks for your help.

Ok, roughly 4,000 of you have voted and the results are in. Congrats to Volumes for having the 2011 Lambgoat Album of the Year. Check out the full results of our poll below.


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virus_dot_exe 12/7/2011 3:37:25 PM

notice how none of these bands ever show up in the news section and its just a bunch of jackoff bands with dumb haircuts in there? am i right or am i right

scotty 12/7/2011 3:39:10 PM

I voted for Wilco. Metal sucks.

anonymous 12/7/2011 3:45:06 PM

for the fallen dreams should be on here also volumes

anonymous 12/7/2011 3:57:03 PM

born of osiris is missing :O

anonymous 12/7/2011 4:01:41 PM

No Counterparts? This list can't be taken seriously.

godless 12/7/2011 4:20:48 PM

Kill Everyone Now Mode

anonymous 12/7/2011 4:29:34 PM

i voted for Volumes, but don't tell anyone

mobab 12/7/2011 4:36:06 PM

it goes to Exhumed, hands down

menfuckyeah 12/7/2011 4:36:50 PM

Atlas Moth

xdarylstrawberryx 12/7/2011 4:43:59 PM

i voted for mpb. i haven't even heard that album yet.

cacabutt 12/7/2011 4:46:51 PM

well tamperdata didn't work on that. i didn't really want to vote for yob

carveyournamein 12/7/2011 4:47:07 PM

Cynic, idiots

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:07:47 PM

Why isn't Disma on this list?!

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:11:15 PM

Why is the Today Is The Day album not listed here?

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:17:57 PM

Where the f*ck is Born of Osiris????

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:19:21 PM

I think MyChildren MyBride- Lost Boys. And also The Plot In You - First Born. Should be on here.

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:21:19 PM

Volumes! Gus Farias<3

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:22:35 PM

Structures Divided By ????? A Lot Like Birds???..Volumes album got old after like 1 month

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:23:41 PM

Protest the Hero - Scurrilous.

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:24:54 PM

BOO's The Discovery wasn't there so I voted Vildhjarta's Masstaden instead

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:25:53 PM


anonymous 12/7/2011 5:29:31 PM

Weekend Nachos

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:31:19 PM

where the f*ck is pulling teeth? retards.

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:31:21 PM

Darker half

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:31:48 PM

Counterparts and Volumes should definitely be on here. voted for Dead Throne

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:32:29 PM

A lot of shit bands. I voted for Harm's Way. I like how they've mixed some black metal and industrial influences with the new album. The new Xibalba record was awesome as well.

ryu 12/7/2011 5:33:03 PM

graveyard you f*cking fool

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:35:16 PM

Wait, Emmure is on here but Born of Osiris isn't? Yeah, something is f*cking terribly wrong with that.

Selvin 12/7/2011 5:36:25 PM

no Ampere? wait, this isn't vivalavinyl

fuckthisband 12/7/2011 5:53:39 PM

wolves in the throne room. insanity.

anonymous 12/7/2011 5:54:29 PM


anonymous 12/7/2011 6:01:21 PM

no It Prevails? I disapprove.

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:03:33 PM

I voted for BTBAM, but my real number one was Krallice

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:06:57 PM

Seeing as how there was no Born Of Osiris on there, I was forced to vote for Stray From The Path. It was going to be either them, or Suicide Silence, or Periphery.

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:10:56 PM

Born of Osiris? Damn some of you have crappy taste.

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:12:23 PM

Where is Salt The Wound's Kill The Crown? Seriously

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:17:24 PM

Where is Oh, Sleeper?

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:21:06 PM

obviously none of yall have heard the animals as leader cuz it kills all of this shit

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:22:18 PM


anonymous 12/7/2011 6:27:11 PM

No Structures? No Counterparts? Hmm...

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:32:58 PM

yep, I'm quitting this board.

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:36:26 PM


anonymous 12/7/2011 6:37:03 PM


anonymous 12/7/2011 6:43:15 PM

dgentdgent dg-dg-dgent. dgent dg-dgent dgentdgent

anonymous 12/7/2011 6:44:41 PM

Junius: Reports from the treshold of death

anonymous 12/7/2011 7:27:43 PM

seriously no Today is the Day?! voted for Nachos

brassknuckleromance 12/7/2011 7:33:15 PM

webby, webby, re-do this in better categories please? thats waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many and my ocd is in overdrive now.

anonymous 12/7/2011 7:39:41 PM


anonymous 12/7/2011 7:49:20 PM

Take Offense

anonymous 12/7/2011 7:51:26 PM

Where the f*ck Is Darkest Hour - K Bell BCHC

anonymous 12/7/2011 7:57:21 PM

Carbon based anatomy, without a doubt.

anonymous 12/7/2011 8:10:18 PM

The Project Hate MCMXCIX - "Bleeding the New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis in Manibus Armis)" also missing from the list: Septicflesh, Brutal Truth, Disma, The Gates of Slumber...

anonymous 12/7/2011 8:26:49 PM

i know it just came out, but ERRA's new album Impulse deserves some consideration. So does Failure in Vanity's new album The Contender

anonymous 12/7/2011 8:37:20 PM

Landmine Marathon was just an album you keep playing over and over, it never loses it's playability because it's a solid disc.

anonymous 12/7/2011 9:03:46 PM

Born of Osiris isn't on here cause deathcore f*cking sucks!

nashvegas 12/7/2011 9:15:28 PM

no Today is the Day!?!?

anonymous 12/7/2011 9:17:13 PM

Former Thieves, Cave-In, KENmode. Those that voted for Emmure or any of that other horseshit...may god have mercy on your soul...

anonymous 12/7/2011 9:24:10 PM

I voted for Ghost. f*ck you.

anonymous 12/7/2011 9:29:20 PM

The Atlas Moth, Black Cobra, Blut Aus Nord, Cave In, Devin Townsend Project, f*ck The Facts, Ghost, Indian, KEN Mode, Mastodon, Rwake, Tombs, WITTR, and YOB. There are the ONLY bands even worth being on this list. Everything else is weak ass Deathcore, Metalcore, or just not that good of an album for the band (such as Opeth, who I love minus this latest album). That said. My vote went to KEN Mode.

anonymous 12/7/2011 10:23:31 PM


anonymous 12/7/2011 10:25:22 PM

no red fang????

anonymous 12/7/2011 10:30:31 PM

didn't see Septic Flesh or Devin Townsend on here so it goes to Mastodon.

anonymous 12/7/2011 10:31:50 PM

i retract my statement, i just now saw Devin Townsends Ghost on here. webby should've f*cking categorized this better.

anonymous 12/7/2011 10:34:13 PM

DARKEST HOUR - THE HUMAN ROMANCE How the f*ck was that missed

anonymous 12/7/2011 11:23:38 PM

This is lacking a few REALLY good albums. Oh, Sleeper released their best yet this year, so did Born of Osiris and Counterparts.

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:03:15 AM

Since it's not an option on here, I'm saying f*ck it and posting my vote right here for Pulling Teeth's "Funerary."

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:17:25 AM

Devin Townsend is easily the best. Deconstruction is a f*cking masterpiece.

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:54:06 AM

Born of Osiris should've been on here. Voted All Shall Perish

anonymous 12/8/2011 1:00:07 AM

i'm surprised there's no spot for Oatherbreaker's Maelstrom. Fantastic record, especially for a debut full length from such a young band.

anonymous 12/8/2011 1:29:23 AM


anonymous 12/8/2011 1:43:29 AM

KEN mode, for the win

anonymous 12/8/2011 2:06:59 AM

korn - the path of totality

deadwithfear 12/8/2011 3:06:25 AM

Voting for anything other than ulcerate is ludicrous.

anonymous 12/8/2011 3:09:04 AM

KEN MODE. Hands down.

anonymous 12/8/2011 3:33:12 AM

VYGR - Hypersleep.

anonymous 12/8/2011 3:55:50 AM

i have to choose Harm's Way - Isolation over Earth Crisis - Neutralize The Threat.. where's Foundation - When The Smoke Clears

xdrummerx 12/8/2011 4:17:04 AM

Weekend Nachos mother f*ckers

anonymous 12/8/2011 4:27:06 AM

Periphery! yeah!

anonymous 12/8/2011 5:20:24 AM

2011 was so good, Ulcerate gets my vote though.

anonymous 12/8/2011 5:36:44 AM

Why is everyone bitching about Born of Osiris and Darkest Hour not being on the list? That shit is terrible. Hell, I'm surprised drivel like Suicide Silence and All Shall Perish made it on a "best of" list of any kind. You punks need to listen to better music. Vote for Tombs, Toxic Holocaust, or Ken Mode. Otherwise stfu and reevaluate your "metal".

anonymous 12/8/2011 5:48:08 AM

Born of Osiris and For The Fallen Dreams may have released their best albums this year... doesnt mean they still aren't f*cking horrible. So are most of the bands on this list. Music sucks now.

life_sucks_die 12/8/2011 5:56:41 AM

there are some terribly shitty bands on here. hammers of misfortune? ghoul? saviours? capsule? ed gein? i vote opeth.

anonymous 12/8/2011 5:57:09 AM

where the f*ck is hammers of misfortune?

anonymous 12/8/2011 7:01:00 AM

KEN mode without a doubt.

withoutashield 12/8/2011 7:02:06 AM

ryu posted 13 hours ago graveyard you f*cking fool

agent_friday 12/8/2011 7:32:34 AM

Went with Fleshgod Apocalypse on this one.

anonymous 12/8/2011 7:50:10 AM

Defeater? f*ck that band. The singer is such a self absorbed jerk.

anonymous 12/8/2011 7:55:52 AM

Where is KICKBACK?

anonymous 12/8/2011 8:38:17 AM

hate eternal > 98% of the bands on this ballot.

anonymous 12/8/2011 9:08:23 AM

Animals as leaders, probably the most boring release of 2011. I hesitated between Opeth and Between the Buried and Me, but eventually voted for the latter.

anonymous 12/8/2011 9:34:10 AM

Yeah, although I'm not going to go into it, at least BoO's "The Discovery" should have made this list. I mean they're on Sumerian for Christ's sake. There's way too many generic DM bands on this list...

anonymous 12/8/2011 9:55:24 AM

just narrow it down to these top five: Animals As Leaders Black Cobra KEN Mode Krisiun Ulcerate

anonymous 12/8/2011 10:06:01 AM

not voting memphis may fire is not up there.

cgrind3000 12/8/2011 10:19:16 AM

No Counterparts or The Story So Far? Bitches....

anonymous 12/8/2011 10:50:54 AM

I only come here to read the hilarious shit talk, surprised nobody told all these bands to kill themselves yet

lordkarosu 12/8/2011 11:04:17 AM

f*ck YEAH THE BLACK f*ckIN' DAHLIA MURDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous 12/8/2011 11:17:48 AM

No Uneven Structure? What a joke.

anonymous 12/8/2011 11:19:10 AM

Fleshgod all the way!!!

anonymous 12/8/2011 11:21:42 AM

Why isn't MOLOTOV SOLUTION on here? That album destroys 90% of albums this year.

HBDad 12/8/2011 12:01:15 PM

Deven Townsend "Deconstruction" is the best album in the last 10 years or so in my opinion...

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:04:36 PM

Volumes ftw !!!!

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:27:54 PM

Wow. Liturgy Aesthethica isn't even listed. Suck.

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:54:37 PM

Too no Capsule, no vote

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:57:11 PM

I just don't even understand how Krallice was left off this list but the Opeth abortion wasn't. Ugh.

anonymous 12/8/2011 12:57:39 PM

Why aren't these releases on here: Entrails - The Tomb Awaits Morbus Chron - Sleepers in the Rift My vote would go to one of those albums.

anonymous 12/8/2011 1:02:57 PM

Counterparts, Erra, and The Story So Far should be up here. But that's just me.

anonymous 12/8/2011 1:04:27 PM

Slabdragger - Regress

dondeestasumadre 12/8/2011 1:47:23 PM

LambGoat's List Didn't Mention These Artists (all of whom had sweet releases this year) Thomas Giles, Sabertooth Zombie, Power, Hellhorse, Junius , Glass Jaw , Oh Sleeper, boris, Dance Gavin Dance, dr acula, east of the wall, evan brewer, fallujah, graveyard, the greenery, daggers, pianos become teeth, portugal the man, punch

dondeestasumadre 12/8/2011 1:52:24 PM

Ken Mode - 1 Canibis Corpse - 2 DeafHeaven - 3 Mastodon - 4 Touche Amore - 5 Cave In- 6 Atlas Moth - 7 The Black Daliah Murder - 8 Devin Townsend - 9 Ulcerate - 10

anonymous 12/8/2011 2:02:44 PM

Pulling Teeth's Funeary,and Full Of hell's Roots of earth are consuming my home should have been onhere. Wish I could have voted Nachos, APMD, Trap Them, and Defeater, had to choos APMD though.

anonymous 12/8/2011 3:00:40 PM

This is retarded born of osiris should most certainly win album of the year...

anonymous 12/8/2011 3:29:59 PM


anonymous 12/8/2011 3:38:46 PM

Volumes PEOPLE!!

anonymous 12/8/2011 3:40:51 PM


anonymous 12/8/2011 3:53:13 PM

KENmode has got my vote...theres other goodies on the list, but i just cant stop listening to this record.

anonymous 12/8/2011 7:21:59 PM

That's weird I didn't see the new Darkest Hour album...

Melvination 12/8/2011 8:29:20 PM

Defeater, La Dispute, Skeletonwitch, Touche Amore, Trash Talk, Rotting Out, and Title Fight have the best records on this list. Don't waste your votes on something else.

anonymous 12/8/2011 9:58:48 PM


gorillatriscuits 12/8/2011 9:59:16 PM

New Warbringer???

anonymous 12/8/2011 11:46:16 PM

i miss Junius and Ghost Brigade

anonymous 12/9/2011 5:01:25 AM

Seriously darkest hour should of made this

anonymous 12/9/2011 7:34:14 AM

GHOST (Rise Above version as listed) was released in 2010

anonymous 12/9/2011 7:42:31 AM

All pigs must die fo sho!

anonymous 12/9/2011 10:52:54 AM

Haken - Visions is the best of the year by far

anonymous 12/9/2011 10:53:28 AM

emmure should be on this

anonymous 12/9/2011 11:44:09 AM

Decapitated! We all should invest in metal that was some substance to it seeing as a genre like "djent" wont even exist next year....trends....

anonymous 12/9/2011 1:07:02 PM

What?! No ScepticFlesh!? or Belphegor ?!

anonymous 12/9/2011 3:05:49 PM

Via. Definitely.

anonymous 12/9/2011 3:46:59 PM

I voted for f*ck the facts

anonymous 12/9/2011 4:18:37 PM

Ghoul - Transmission Zero (Tankcrimes) Bastard Noise - Skulldozer (Deep Six) Blood Ceremony - Living With The Ancients (Rise Above) you are all worthless and weak

anonymous 12/9/2011 5:05:24 PM

Where the hell is Batillus - Furnance?!?

asaf 12/9/2011 8:16:47 PM

it'd be sad to find out i was the only one who voted for tesseract

anonymous 12/9/2011 8:54:29 PM

emmure should be on this

anonymous 12/9/2011 11:51:35 PM


anonymous 12/10/2011 12:24:48 AM

voted for Xibalba, viva la mexico!

anonymous 12/10/2011 12:42:18 AM

Where is Structures? Divided By is one of the dopest albums this year! A lot of great albums are missing

anonymous 12/10/2011 7:16:06 AM

A Plea For Purging needs to be on this list. #NAPFPNC

anonymous 12/10/2011 1:50:44 PM

No Ballsack Mutilation Camp limited 8" flexi? What are guys, a bunch of commies?! Fix this list!

anonymous 12/10/2011 1:52:15 PM

The Born Of Osiris street team has been heard.

anonymous 12/10/2011 4:24:01 PM

f*ckin VYGR. It's always 4:20 somewhere.

anonymous 12/10/2011 4:39:50 PM

^ you clearly don't understand how time zones work, though your vote is appreciated.

anonymous 12/10/2011 7:31:56 PM

Volumes = Emmure in djent form Have you seen those wiggers in their music video? Their fans are just the same flat brim hat wearing meatheads.

anonymous 12/11/2011 8:04:21 AM


anonymous 12/11/2011 4:00:08 PM

stray from the path

anonymous 12/12/2011 12:17:22 PM

If you don't vote for VYGR, then go f*ck yourself.

anonymous 12/12/2011 12:40:57 PM

no century???? this is the worst list ever, filled with gays.

anonymous 12/13/2011 9:34:26 PM


mykecity 12/14/2011 6:56:34 AM


anonymous 12/14/2011 10:27:27 AM

Where's Drake?

anonymous 12/14/2011 10:36:01 AM

Wow. A whole lot of gays who like two singer meshugguh love visiting this site. Thanks lambgoat for helping in the fight against real music.

anonymous 12/14/2011 10:48:05 AM

Well it's official lamb goat is out of touch. Fallujah and The Contortionist are not even on the list

anonymous 12/14/2011 10:52:16 AM

I am sooo suprised The Black Dahlia Murder did not get more votes. Like, I get that Volumes randomly got really big this year, but still, "Ritual" was a f*cking great album, and it did good to the whole metal community as a whole: Black Metal; Death Metal; Deathcore; etc. They somehow appeased to the rest of the metal crowd and perfected their sound. Crazy solo's, breakdowns, and just overall great sound structures to keep you listening to the whole way thru.

anonymous 12/14/2011 11:01:18 AM

this list is shit, volumes had it's scene kid fanbase probably rush this poll like it did for thrash and burn or whatever that shit tour is called. stupid mexicans who wish they were black are stoked

blackguy_gimmick 12/14/2011 11:13:23 AM

shoulda renamed this "Lambgoat 'band that is most active on facebook spamming' of the year 2011" Love periphery, but an album with like 2 new songs is close to the top of best album? nah--Periphery just spams the shit out of facebook telling ppl to "vote for us here" or "like bandhappy"

anonymous 12/14/2011 11:44:33 AM

^ so true and if The Devil Wears Prada had told their fans to vote for this they would have won too

anonymous 12/14/2011 12:23:04 PM

Backtrack should of won volumes is shit their ep is better then this album

MarginError 12/14/2011 1:23:16 PM

who the f*ck are volumes and how did they put out a better album than Ulcerate?

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HBDad 12/15/2011 12:49:48 PM

This poll is obviously broken! I love Volumes but there is no way the winner should NOT have been Devin Townsend's "Deconstruction". That is like the best metal album of the last 10 years, possibly best album of any genre for the last 10 years!

anonymous 12/15/2011 12:53:29 PM

thats a bold statement

horseheadxbookends 12/15/2011 4:43:04 PM

just sampled a song and didn't get a minute in...they shouldn't have even been on the list

anonymous 12/18/2011 2:27:43 AM

Never heard of Volumes before in my life, and good god this is nothing special at all. f*ck this stupid f*cking year.

xfallofmanx 12/18/2011 10:05:02 PM

fred durst is stoked

xfallofmanx 12/18/2011 10:06:18 PM

.....and superior drummer is stoked too

anonymous 12/19/2011 12:23:39 PM

This list cannot be taken seriously and is in no way legit. Sorry Volumes.

Melvination 12/19/2011 4:17:25 PM

I started coming lambgoat because I thought people listened to good music here. I guess I was wrong.

anonymous 12/19/2011 6:02:36 PM

yeah sorry volumes, via is very cool, and i have difficulty removing it from my car stereo, but if born of osiris were on this list they would've and should've won.

anonymous 1/3/2012 2:36:17 AM


c_hoover_poopinmire 2/17/2012 1:39:48 AM

f*ck all you gays. Will haven. Weekend nachos. Brutal truth. Thank you and good night

anonymous 11/27/2012 1:47:20 AM

I find it f*cking funny volumes is number one, yes it was good but not the best. Also what f*cking retard put emmure, winds of plague, or the devil wears prada on here. BOO, title fight, hell even the air I breathe and plot in you could be considered